Lily Harp returns from art school prematurely, pregnant and tossed between her well-meaning aunt, her protective grandfather, and her own uncertain sense of responsibility and independence. She is haunted by memories of her mother, whose suicide during Lily's girlhood first set Lily adrift. And she is drawn to another mother and daughter she meets at the water's edge and whose friendship presents Lily with a fateful choice between hope and safety. Set in a stilt-house nestled among the mangroves in 1970s southern Florida, this novella by Stacy Barton is a must-read for fans and a perfect introduction for soon-to-be-fans. The book also features twelve short stories that have appeared in publications like The Potomac Review, Gargoyle, Real South, Relief Journal and Ruminate.
Praise for this book
"Lily Harp is a masterpiece of atmosphere and mood, of Jasmine blooms and Mongrove roots." - David James Poissant
Used availability for Stacy Barton's Lily Harp
June 2015 : USA Paperback